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Despite challenges in our markets, we’ve maintained our multi-channel leadership position and continue to be the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

Who we are and what we do

As the UK's leading multi-channel retailer we have continued to shape the future of shopping through digital retail leadership and multi-channel capability. Both businesses have expanded product choice and services, enhanced store and product presentation and delivered further value for our customers.

  • 50,000 colleagues 48,000 colleagues are the foundations of our business
  • argos_and_homebase_stores.jpg 1,073 Argos and Homebase stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland
  • 71,000 products 67,000 products available across Argos and Homebase
  • 193m customer transactions 183m customer transactions last year

Download: 2013 Who we are and what we do summary

We have plans in place for future growth

In October 2012 we announced our plans to reinvent Argos as a digital retail leader and to invest in Homebase store refits and multi-channel capability to deliver an enhanced customer proposition. Our strong financial position gives us the opportunity to deliver these growth plans.

  • Digital leadership and accelerating multi-channel
  • New format development and store estate
  • Product leadership and exclusive brands
  • Compelling customer offering
  • Financial strength

Download: Read more in our Chief Executive's statement

Financial summary

Key stats

  • £5.5bn
    Group sales
  • £93.3m
    benchmark operating profit
  • £94.0m
  • £396m
    closing net cash position
  • 3.0p
    full-year dividend
  • 11.7p
    basic EPS


Corporate responsibility

At Home Retail Group, responsible business practices are part of everything we do because we believe they make good business sense. We call our approach to corporate responsibility 'the basis of good business'. We group our CR activities as follows:

  • Keeping clean and green
  • Shopping for tomorrow
  • Sourcing with care
  • Building a great place to work
  • Being a good neighbour

Read more about this on our CR section of this website


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Financial Calendar

  •   30 Apr 2014 Full-year results

  •   23 May 2014 Final dividend record date

  •   12 Jun 2014 First quarter interim management statement

  •   23 Jul 2014 Final dividend payment date

  •   11 Sep 2014 Second quarter trading statement

  •   22 Oct 2014 Half-year results

  •   15 Jan 2015 Third-quarter interim management statement